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The conceptual idea of the apartment building is to create simple and compact blocks (with maximum construction-technical and energy efficiency). Each block has a specific identity formed by the design of its balconies and loggias. Thus, they are all individual and easily recognizable even if they have the same foundation.
In addition to the apartments with front gardens, the walk-through entrance floor includes a utility space (a vestibule, bicycle storage area and a cleaning room). Front gardens add value to the ground floor apartments. The other three above-ground floors have a typical floor plan with apartments with loggias and balconies. On the recessed fifth floor, there are three apartments with terraces. All larger apartments have an advantage of being located in a corner, with two or three viewing directions. Balconies have been designed to provide spectacular views and ensure maximum privacy. Cellars are designed in two ways. They are either part of the apartment itself (a pantry), or as clustered exterior cellars (located outdoors). These are partially sunk into the terrain and covered with soil from the earthworks.

The green hill created in this way is also an optical element protecting the privacy of apartments with front gardens. It also optically reduces the height of the buildings and serves as a playful element of the playground.



Location: Bratislava, Devínska Nová Ves

Authors: Tomáš Šebo, Igor Lichý, Aleš Hradecký, Imro Vaško, Emanuel Zatlukaj, Juraj Mihálik, Michal Romanec

Competition: 2016